Last Spring, the DOC was abuzz when a casting call went out for MTV’s reality series “True Life.” The producers were planning to make a one-hour documentary on diabetes, and they were looking for folks to submit their stories. Understandably, many people were wary of what kind of “reality” MTV would create with this show. What kind of people would they choose to represent PWDs? Would they overhype or downplay different parts of life with…Read more »
Many of you have probably heard by now that J&J Animas was hit with a warning letter from FDA recently, and the accusations that they compromised patient safety by continuing to sell insulin pumps with known defects. This sounds pretty scary and negligent indeed. Why would a leading pump company do something so seemingly stupid? We called Animas spokesperson Caroline Pavis to get their side of the story.
Of course it’s the job of the…
Roughly ten days ago, I was at the annual sprawling nexus of new consumer technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year, otherwise known as CES. For the second year in a row, a breakout event called the Digital Health Summit was a packed house, close to standing room only, as people swarmed in to find out what’s happening in the world of new health and medical devices, apps, and all manner of mobile…Read more »
Substance abuse with diabetes, doctors who don’t like the way you’re using your insulin pump — these are just a few of the prickly issues we deal with here at our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.
Send us your queries related to life with diabetes — nothing is off-limits here! (except of course specific medical instructions for your own care; that’s what doctors…Read more »
Have you ever sat in a hot tub for too long and noticed your blood sugar starting to take a dive? When the skin heats up, blood vessels expand and allow for greater circulation, magnifying the impact of insulin and pushing glucose levels down — a fortunate effect that Israeli-based company InsuLine wants to duplicate in their new insulin delivery aid products, called the InsuPatch and InsuPad.
InsuLine, which we first reported on following a…